I'm often complimented on the professional appearance of my bags and purses. Though I'd love to say that they look good because I'm such an excellent seamstress, I really can't take all the credit. Using the proper tools and supplies makes all the difference between a project that looks store-bought and professional versus one that looks homemade.
ByAnnie's Soft and Stable is by far the most important element used in any of my purses, bags, or other projects. Using ByAnnie's Soft and Stable in place of batting or other fusible interfacings gives my project a firm foundation. The bag isn't slouchy or wrinkly. Yet, because ByAnnie's Soft and Stable™ is so lightweight, the purse (when it's empty anyway!) weighs hardly anything.
I love using ByAnnie's Soft and Stable in handles, too— that soft, cushiony feeling is so nice for shoulder straps or handles.
The other advantage to using ByAnnie's Soft and Stable is that I do not have to quilt the fabric to the batting/foundation unless I want to. I often choose to quilt the fabric to add a decorative element to the finished piece, but it is not an absolute necessity.